It sounds like Mario Kart 8 has sold 2 million copies so far

By Brenna Hillier
27 June 2014 06:53 GMT

Mario Kart 8 has raced pass another significant sales milest- *is beaten to death by the anti-pun brigade*.


The kart racer has reportedly managed to reach the 2 million sales milestone in the just under one month; it launched on May 30.

According to Media Create estimates, Japanese sales are approaching 470,000, leaving over 1.5 million sales to be accounted for by other territories.

In discussing these figures during its 47th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Nintendo apparently commented that Wii U hardware sales increased, too – but we already knew that.

Nintendo had plenty to talk about at its meeting, but not much of especial headline interest has escaped as yet. The 2 million Mario Kart 8 figure comes courtesy of a Japanese Twitter account, as translated by a NeoGAF user.

There’s no reason to mistrust the information, however, as the tweeter has proved reliable in the past. Plus, Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million units in its first week, making it the fastest-selling Wii U title ever.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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